Director of Communications, Championship Management - Communications

PGA TOURMonday, December 2, 20190 application(s)
Employer Name PGA TOUR
Job Title Director of Communications, Championship Management - Communications
City Ponte Vedra Beach
State Florida
Country USA
Job Region South
Job Category Communications/Public Relations
Salary Range Depends on experience
Job Reference 2448
Job Level Senior Level
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Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in communications or public relations
  • At least 3 years in golf tournament experience preferred
  • Prior experience in Sports Event Communications required
  • Ability to be self-motivated while juggling several ongoing projects and still meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively within and across diverse groups
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Proficient with MS Office Software applications
  • A professional image and ability to work as a team with a positive attitude is essential
  • Proficient writing and editing skills
  • Experience in social media applications



  • Oversee staff of three to develop and implement customized, year-round, tournament public relations plans for Championship Management events as assigned (World Golf Championships, two FedExCup Playoffs events and Sentry Tournament of Champions), while ensuring TOUR-wide integration
  • Serve as the lead PR/Communications contact for THE NORTHERN TRUST
  • Assist in Storytelling, Futurecasting efforts and overall content creation for Championship Management events assigned
  • Develop relationships with PGA TOUR staff, players, agents, vendors and others
  • Collaborate with TOUR players via Catalyst program to produce extensive dossiers and background elements for media opportunities and in support of the PGA TOUR's storytelling efforts
  • Support internal communications efforts with Employee Hot Sheet and Daily Clippings duties as scheduled by Director of Internal Communications
  • Championship Management duties include:
  • Development and implementation of year-long PR timeline;
  • Coordination of media day, closing ceremony, and other announcements;
  • PR liaison with title sponsor’s PR counterpart;
  • Day-to-day relationship building/maintenance with local media;
  • Development and approvals of all written materials (press releases, tournament program, etc.);
  • Press release distribution and follow up;
  • Recaps/summaries of PR activities;
  • Report back to Senior Director of Communications at PGA TOUR HQ;
  • Credentialing process when applicable;
  • Travel to tournament for on-site media relations/activities for the tournament;
  • Work with all PGA TOUR international content teams for delivery;
  • Assist with communications counsel and support materials for other Championship Management events as required;
  • Manage and participate in promoting player and individual tournament storylines (local and national) in print and electronic applications;
  • Support department's corporate communications function and special assignments;
  • Oversee fulfillment of informational statistics and interview requests from media, tournaments, television, etc.;
  • Work closely with tournament and PGA TOUR social and digital channels for content creation to promote assigned events;
  • Produce necessary materials for Senior Management in advance of press conferences, speaking engagements, presentations, etc.
  • Special Projects or other duties as assigned


Our benefits include:

  • Competitive wages including performance bonuses 
  • Medical/Dental/Life/Disability insurance 
  • Paid time off 
  • 401k plus employer match
  • Employer funded retirement plan 
  • Health Savings Account/Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Wellness Program 
  • Membership to TPC Sawgrass  



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